Music in similar motion / in fifths LP
• Original 1st pressing
• Label :Chatham Square 1003 / Usa 1973
• Condition :ex-/ex(cover/vinyl)
The definite masterpiece of 20th Century minimalist music from Philip Glass, his debut original vinyl Chatham Square 1973 pressing.
Philip Glass is assisted by his Glass Ensemble of Jon Gibson, Richard Landry, Steve Chambers, Art Murphy, Robert Prado!! This piece, featuring variable instrumentation, is part of Philip Glass's earlier experiments in minimalism and stasis. However, unlike previous works of static repetition, this piece gradually adds new instruments as the music progresses. The significance of each entry causes a remarkable change in the music that lifts the minimalist approach to a higher level of energy and drama. In "Music in Fifths", Philip Glass's ideas are at their most basic, using only addition and subtraction of notes in simple scales to create epic, hypnotic musical forms. Cyclic rhythmical structures, stable harmony, repetitive structures and a steady eight-note beat can be perceived throughout the work.
Philip Glass studied with Vincent Persichetti, Darius Milhaud, William Bergsma, Nadia Boulanger and Ravi Shankar, worked with Laurie Anderson and James Tenney, and is associated with the late 20th century 'minimalism' movement along with John Adams, Steve Reich, La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Charlemagne Palestine, Phil Niblock, and Tony Conrad."(kind courtesy of keymap)
Glass is a prolific composer: he has written ensemble works, operas, 8 symphonies, 8 concertos, film scores, and solo works. Glass counts many visual artists, writers, musicians, and directors among his friends, including Richard Serra, Chuck Close, Doris Lessing, Allen Ginsberg, Errol Morris, Robert Wilson, JoAnne Akalaitis, John Moran, actors Bill Treacher and Peter Dean, Godfrey Reggio, Ravi Shankar, Linda Ronstadt, Paul Simon, David Bowie, the conductor Dennis Russell Davies, and electronic musician Aphex Twin, who have all collaborated with him. Among recent collaborators are Glass' fellow New Yorkers Leonard Cohen, and Woody Allen.
Cover lies in excellent- condition(small split on top), while the vinyl lies in excellent condition, nearly perfect!! Might appeal to fans of Steve Reich, Terry Riley, John Cage, David Tudor, Pierre Henry, musique concrete, Broken Music, Pierre Schaeffer, Detoni, Henri Chopin, Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, Yoshi Wada, harry Partch, Ragnar Grippe, Arne Nordheim, Andre Almuro, Alvin Lucier, Alvin Curran, Eimert, Riedl, Parmegiani, Stockhausen, Xenakis, Richard Maxfield, Tod Dockstader, Luc Ferrari, Lejeune, Christian Clozier, Logothetis, Jani Christou,Toniutti, Nurse with wound, Asmus Tietchens, Zoviet France, Hafler Trio, John Duncan, Leif Ellgrenn, Hausswolff, Merzbow, Organum, AMM and similar!
"ACID TEST" KEN KESEY & THE MERRY PRANKSTERS LP, on the Sound City Productions label, from 1966 is an original pressing. This private pressing is the Holy Grail of the San Francisco hippie LSD drug scene album. The paste-on front cover and blank back cover, is in EX condition with no seam splitting or writing, does have some light age wear. The heavy & glossy vinyl is in EX+ condition with some light sleeve marks, a very small mark and clean labels. "A real freak out, trippy documentary with some poetry, music with the Grateful Dead, all under the influence of LSD". An absolutely impossible album to find, and here is a great copy in solid condition. CLEANED ON A VPI RECORD CLEANER. STORED IN AN AUDIOPHILE INNER SLEEVE.